VCU at Davidson College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
John M. Belk Arena
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The VCU Rams head to John M. Belk Arena to take on the Davidson Wildcats on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this game has Davidson as 3.5 point favorites.
VCU heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-4. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 69.9 points per contest while giving up 62.7 per game. Davidson has an overall record of 11-4. They are averaging 73.6 points per game and surrendering 67.9, good for a point differential of 5.7.
Valuable VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 8-5-1 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 4-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Davidson Wildcats Betting Trends
The Davidson Wildcats are 6-7-0 against the spread this season
The Davidson Wildcats are 6-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key VCU Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Davidson Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marcus Evans comes into this game averaging 13.3 points per contest while playing 25.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Issac Vann averages 11.5 points per contest in 28.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Kellan Grady scores 19.0 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Jon Axel Gudmundsson averages 17.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.3 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU averages 69.9 points per contest, which is 275th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 285th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 323rd in the nation. They average 36.7 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 138th and 191st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 63rd with 15.0 per game. The Rams allow 62.7 points per contest, which is 22nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 306th, and they allow 10.5 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the country. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 327th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Davidson is 187th in the nation with 73.6 points per contest this season. They are 166th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.7. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 253rd in the NCAA. They are 197th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.7 boards per contest and 107th in assists per game with 14.7. The Wildcats are 279th in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Wildcats give up 67.9 points per game, which ranks them 93rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 81st and 202nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 214th with 13.5 dimes allowed per game and 161st with 34.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 99th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Rams have an offensive rating of 98, which is ranked 285th. They are 186th in college basketball in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 279th. As a unit they are 275th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 70th in D-1. VCU is 62nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions.
Davidson is 244th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats are 132nd in the country in offensive rating with 106.3. In terms of pace they are 265th in Division 1 with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 124th. As a team they are 121st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shots, ranking 11th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's VCU/Davidson college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take VCU +3.5
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